Free Fall

With an introduction by John Gray

William Golding, introduction by Professor John Gray
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William Golding's fourth novel with an introduction by John Gray.

Somehow, somewhere, Sammy Mountjoy lost his freedom, the faculty of freewill 'that cannot be debated but only experienced, like a colour or the taste of potatoes'. As he retraces his life in an effort to discover why he no longer has the power to choose and decide for himself, the narrative moves between England and a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany.

In Free Fall, his fourth novel, William Golding has created a poetic fiction, and an allegory, as moving as it is unforgettable.

Author bio:

William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and saw action against battleships, and also took part in the pursuit of the Bismarck. After the war he returned to Bishop Wordsworth's School in Salisbury and was there when his first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993. The Double Tongue, a novel left in draft at his death, was published in June 1995.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9780571298518
Edition No: 2
Publisher: Faber
Imprint: Faber Fiction
Pub Date: May 2013
Page Extent: 304
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction

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